User Review: Asolo Men's AFX 530
Break-in Period: almost none
Price Paid: $150
I bought my pair of Asolo boots after I bought a pair of Vasque Clarions that leaked. I have been wearing the Asolos for about four and a half years. I did mostly hiking in them. But I also did some heavy backpacking in them and even some light mountaineering. I have to say they weren't made for mountaineering or backpacking. The sole doesn't have enough traction for snow and they don't have a stiff enough midsole.
They turned out to be extremely durable. The sole wore out after four years and the leather has become too soft to warrant a resole, but after the way I mistreated them I can't complain. If you're looking for a boot that you can be comfortable doing dayhikes and light backpacking they are great since they are very comfortable and have very little break-in time needed.